Mac April Fool - backfired?

tobism

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Original poster
Mar 31, 2005
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Hey all,

I was looking for a good Mac April Fool to play on my fellow Mac users, so I downloaded this "Apple Burn Alert Notifier." It seemed like nothing happened, so I went back to work. A few minutes later, my whole screen reversed colors! Needless to say I started to panic, looking for a cure. A few minutes later, it reverted back.

My question is, did the download do this or was this another April Fool that I inadvertently downloaded? Someone mentioned a common "black on white" April Fool but I don't know about it. Was this it?
 

dsharits

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Jun 19, 2004
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Plant City, FL
tobism said:
Hey all,

I was looking for a good Mac April Fool to play on my fellow Mac users, so I downloaded this "Apple Burn Alert Notifier." It seemed like nothing happened, so I went back to work. A few minutes later, my whole screen reversed colors! Needless to say I started to panic, looking for a cure. A few minutes later, it reverted back.

My question is, did the download do this or was this another April Fool that I inadvertently downloaded? Someone mentioned a common "black on white" April Fool but I don't know about it. Was this it?
It sounds like you've been had. :p
 

varmit

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Aug 5, 2003
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Does someone have the ability to connect to your computer remotely. They connect, hit the key strokes once, then twice, log off your computer..
 

musicpyrite

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Jan 6, 2004
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Cape Cod
This will only work if they have a tray loading drive...

Copy and paste this to an Applescript, save it as an application, and add it to their startup menu items.

Code:
repeat
         drutil tray eject
         drutil tray close
end repeat
 
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